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Definition of "roofless" [roof•less]

  • Lacking a roof. (adjective)
  • Having no home or shelter; homeless or destitute. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "roofless" in a sentence
  • "He could see, fading away into the blue distance, lines of open structures which he could only describe as roofless-and largely wall-less - buildings."
  • "There was not even a respectable shade tree within twenty or thirty miles; in fact, the actual location of the nearest decent shade was a matter of vigorous debate in the offices—if you wanted to call a roofless barn and a couple of patched-up corrals offices—of the Hat Creek Cattle Company, half of which Augustus owned."
  • "It recalled roofless heavens and boundless horizons."